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The Grading Criteria for Ranked Events is defined in ISAF Regulation 27.

There are two divisions of the ISAF World Match Race Rankings - Open and Women. Ranking points can only be gained towards the women's rankings when all crew members are women. Sailors will only receive ranking points from events that fully comply with the Regulations.

Events must submit a Grading Form to the ISAF Secretariat at least four months prior to the event. ISAF will publish the dates of WC events on or before 15 October each year and establish a calendar of events. Events may be re-graded retrospectively when there is a clear reason to do so.

The ISAF World Match Rankings rate skippers based on their performances at ISAF Graded events over the 24 month period prior to the release date of the Rankings. Skippers score points by competing a Graded Events with the highest points awarded to the event winner and decreasing down. The most points are up for grabs at the World Match Racing Tour, followed by ISAF Grade 1 events, Grade 2 through to Grade 5.

Bonus points can be scored for success in events featuring the top ranked skippers.

A skipper can count points from a total of eight events - four from the most recent 12 months and four from up to 24 months ago. Events contested within 12 months of each ranking release count for double. The winner of an ISAF Grade 1 event can expect to score around 1,800 points if the event took place within the last 12 months or around 1,000 if it was 12-24 months ago.

As well as reflecting the current form and perfomance of the world's top match racer, the ISAF World Match Race Rankings are also used to decide 10 of the 12 skippers who will compete in the ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship.

The following Grades apply:

  • Grade WC
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
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  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5

Upcoming 200-Point Events

Upcoming 100-Point Events

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
18 Aug 2017470 Class Japan ChampionshipsEnoshimaJPN
12 Sep 2017Ukraine Open Championship - Olympic ClassesKyiv SeaUKR
22 Sep 2017Cork Fall RegattaKingstonCAN
21 Oct 2017International Winter CriteriumRapalloITA
10 Nov 2017Opatija CupOpatijaCRO
6 Dec 2017Semana Olímpica CanariaLa Palmas de Gran CanariaESP
7 Dec 201728¬į Imperia Winter RegattaImperiaITA
17 Dec 2017Christmas Race PalamósPalamósESP
20 Feb 2018Hong Kong Race WeekMiddle Island, RHKYCHKG

Next 10 World Events

DateNameVenueNation
17 Mar 20182018 Sunfish Masters World ChampionshipSaint Andrews Bay Yacht ClubUSA
3 Oct 20182018 Sunfish Youth World ChampionshipCarolina Yacht ClubUSA
7 Oct 20182018 Sunfish World ChampionshipCarolina Yacht ClubUSA

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

DateNameVenueNation
19 Aug 2017CMRC at CYC Chicago Grand SlamChicago USA
24 Aug 2017The International Match Race for the Detroit CupDetroit, MichiganUSA
31 Aug 2017Oakcliff International Grade 2Oyster Bay, NY, USA
7 Sep 2017EMRT FinalMarina di Ravenna (RA)ITA
27 Sep 2017New Zealand Match Racing Championships 2017Waitemata HarbourNZL
19 Oct 2017CNVA Match Race 2017OrbetelloITA
27 Nov 2017Musto International Youth MR ChampionshipCYCA, SydneyAUS
1 Dec 2017International Christmas J24 Match RaceTriesteITA
28 Jan 2018Warren Jones International Youth RegattaRoyal Perth Yacht ClubAUS

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
3 Jun 2017CMRC at CYC US Match Racing Championship QualiferChicago USA
16 Aug 2017Russian Open Match Race Championship - Ekaterinaburg Cup 2017EkaterinaburgRUS
17 Aug 2017EUROSAF Youth Match Race Championship 2017Swinoujscie - Pomorska Bay, Swina RiverPOL
18 Aug 2017Riga Match Cup "Latvian Championship" 2017Riga, Balasta Dambis 11LAT
2 Sep 2017RYA Youth Match Racing ChampionshipsWPNSAGBR
8 Sep 20172017 Stolze Cup Match Racing ChampionshipBronte Harbour, Oakville, OntarioCAN
9 Sep 2017RYA Women's Match Racing ChampionshipsWPNSAGBR
14 Sep 2017DBS Marina Bay Cup 2017Marina BaySGP
14 Sep 2017Australian Open Match Racing Championships 2017Sandringham Yacht ClubAUS
16 Sep 2017GKSS Autumn Cup/Swedish Championship MR OpenLangedrag, GothenburgSWE

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
18 Aug 2017New Zealand Match Racing Championships SelectionWaitemata HarbourNZL
19 Aug 2017At Sea August MatchSkogshem & Wijk, LindingoSWE
19 Aug 2017Victorian Match Racing Championships Sandringham Yacht Club AUS
25 Aug 2017Clagett/ Oakcliff Match RaceOyster BayUSA
2 Sep 2017Darwin Open Match Racing RegattaDarwin Sailing ClubAUS
9 Sep 2017Marinassess Women's Match Racing Regatta 2017CYCA, SydneyAUS
9 Sep 2017Campionato Nazionale Match Race Classe MeteorTrasimeno Lake - Castiglione del LagoITA
9 Sep 2017Campionato Nazionale Match Race Classe MeteorTrasimeno Lake - Castiglione del LagoITA
9 Sep 20172017 Blekholmen Match Race CupHelsinkiFIN
22 Sep 2017WHO IS WHO Match RaceMoscowskaya oblast, Boltino, Oreshka ClubRUS

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

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